quote by Condoleezza Rice

The first Republican I knew was my father and he is still the Republican I most admire. He joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. My father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I.

— Condoleezza Rice

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Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn.

Sure, I'd love to beat Notre Dame, don't get me wrong.

But nothing matters more than beating that cow college on the other side of the state!

It's awfully important to win with humility.

It's also important to lose. I hate to lose worse than anyone, but if you never lose you won't know how to act. If you lose with humility, then you can come back.

People are bringing shotguns to UFO sightings in Fife, Alabama.

I asked a guy, "Why do you bring a gun to a UFO sighting?" Guy said, "Way-ul, we didn' wanna be ab-duc-ted." If I lived in Fife, Alabama, I would be on my hands and knees every night praying for abduction.

Beyonce, to me, doesn't have a f--king 'Purple Rain', but she's the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one 'Sweet Home Alabama' or 'Old Time Rock & Roll'? People are like, 'Beyonce's hot. Got a nice f--king ass.' I'm like, 'Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big t--s.' Doesn't really f--king do much for me.

Alabama soldiers, all I ask of you is to keep up with the Texans!

Ladies and gentlemen: There can be no greater investment in Alabama's future than an investment in education.

At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.

So in my freshman year at the University of Alabama, learning the literature on evolution, what was known about it biologically, just gradually transformed me by taking me out of literalism and increasingly into a more secular, scientific view of the world.

Whenever I see those crmison jerseys and crimson helmets, I feel humbled to have played football for Alabama. Other players in the NFL talk to me about their schools and their traditions. I just smile knowing the immense love Alabama fans have for our school and its football program. I'm proud to be a part of that Crimson Tide heritage.

The expectation level is high at the University of Alabama and it should be.

What's wrong with people expecting excellence?

The first time you quit, it's hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it.

If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, "Roll, Tide, Roll!"

When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn't just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms.

I taught myself how to pole vault in one day.

The next day I entered a meet to pole vault and won it all for the state of Alabama.

I went to law school at Alabama and I grew up a loyal Auburn fan.

I'm one of the few that wrestles with those issues sometimes, but we're really proud of them. Like the University of Alabama has almost doubled its enrollment.

The Bible is full of dreadful things.

There's a Psalm that says "Happy will you be when you take your enemy's children and dash their heads against the stones." Don't read that to me on Sunday morning and say "This is the word of the Lord." It's like that crazy man down in Alabama who wanted to put the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.

If you think there is such a thing as an unimportant game, just try losing one.

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.

Don't talk too much or too soon.

I must acknowledge God. It says so in the Constitution of Alabama. It says so in the First Amendment of the Constitution.

I went to Alabama, so I'm still very devoted to Alabama football and the SEC.

I think you'd change Alabama fundamentally if in six years someone said, 'If you want the best education in America, you've got to live in Alabama.' you'd change economic development, change the image of this state, you'd offer these kids an opportunity they otherwise would never have had.

That's starting to depress me about UFOs.

The fact that they cross galaxies...and always end up in places like Fyfe, Alabama.

I've had many a player tell me all through high school and right up until signing day that they were coming to Alabama, then they signed with somebody else.

While over Alabama earth These words are gently spoken: Serve and hate will die unborn. Love and chains are broken.

I played at Georgia, I coached at Alabama. I know how to beat both of them.

No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts.

There's no real outlet for making Hip-Hop in Alabama.

You need to travel to get heard. You really need to be working though. You need to be going at it every day and getting yourself seen, getting yourself out there on the road, doing shows, making music. It's all about being on your grind.

I feel that I'm sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Alabama, and those constitutions are founded upon a fundamental belief in God ... my display of the Ten Commandments and prayer before sessions are simply acknowledgments of God.

Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between.

Me personally, I come from very, very humble beginnings - little, small town in Alabama, you know, staying at my granddaddy house. We really didn't have nothing.

Winning isn't imperative, but getting tougher in the fourth quarter is.

When I go across the country, whether it's Albuquerque, New Mexico, whether it's Birmingham, Alabama or Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there are always forces at play that I choose to relate to and extract inspiration from, and as long as they stay committed to the struggle against poverty, I find a role for myself.

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